The seventh annual Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival weekend, September 9-11, 2011, benefiting the American Red Cross, Western Potomac Chapter, features wine pairing dinners, beautifully handcrafted works by local and regional artisans, wine tasting from over 200 Maryland and national wineries, live music, children’s activities, brunches, lodging packages, and more.
The Art & Wine Festival begins Friday night, September 9 with area restaurants offering special pre-fix wine pairing dinners, teaming up with national wineries to pair pre-selected wines with specially prepared dinner courses.
The weekend continues on Saturday, September 10, from noon until 6:00 PM at the Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry, Maryland. Over thirty professional artisans and craftsmen will display and sell their art, from handcrafted jewelry and wood carvings to oil paintings, and hand painted furniture and accessories. Local, regional and national wineries will offer samplings of a variety of over 200 wines to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes. Guests may purchase the wines at the festival’s retail store (open until 7 PM), with net proceeds donated to the American Red Cross. Kids too will enjoy the festival with activities just for them including face painting, balloon art, carriage rides, moon bounce, and more.
Rounding out the afternoon is live entertainment by local and regional musicians and a silent auction that features donated wines, wine accessories, art and children’s gifts. Live entertainment includes music by Jimmy Flanigan, Dmitry Kubin, Brother Short, and The Remedy.
On September 11, Sunday brunch will be offered at participating restaurants.
Tickets for Saturday’s festival are $25 for adults, 21 and over and include entry fee, wine tastings and a commemorative wine glass. Admittance only is $5 and children five and under are free. Advance tickets are available for sale online at official website, and at the festival.
Art & Wine Festival lodging packages are available at Long & Foster Resort Rentals. The packages include entrance to the Art & Wine Festival, wine tastings, commemorative wine glass and Friday night wine dinner gift certificates to be used toward wine pairing dinners at participating restaurants. For more information, guests may call (800) 336.7303.
The 7th Annual Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival is sponsored in part by local & regional businesses including Long & Foster REALTORS®, Inc.